war cry
noun Date: 1748 1. a cry used by a body of fighters in war 2. a slogan used especially to rally people to a cause

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  • War cry — War War, n. [OE. & AS. werre; akin to OHG. werra scandal, quarrel, sedition, werran to confound, mix, D. warren, G. wirren, verwirren, to embroil, confound, disturb, and perhaps to E. worse; cf. OF. werre war, F. querre, of Teutonic origin. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • War cry — or Warcry may refer to:* A battle cry yell or chant taken up in battle, usually by members of the same military unit. * WarCry (band), a Spanish power metal band ** WarCry (album), their debut self titled album * The War Cry, official newspaper… …   Wikipedia

  • war cry — n a shout used by people fighting in a battle to show their courage and frighten the enemy = ↑battle cry …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • war cry — war ,cry noun count a loud shout made by soldiers before or during a battle to frighten the enemy or encourage their own side: BATTLE CRY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • war cry — war′ cry n. 1) mil a word or phrase shouted in charging; battle cry 2) a slogan, phrase, or motto used to unite a political party, etc …   From formal English to slang

  • War Cry — War Cry, The the weekly newspaper of the ↑Salvation Army in the UK …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • war cry — n. 1. a name, phrase, slogan, etc. shouted in a charge or battle 2. a phrase or slogan adopted by a party in any conflict, contest, election, etc …   English World dictionary

  • war cry — noun 1. a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle • Syn: ↑war whoop, ↑rallying cry, ↑battle cry • Hypernyms: ↑cry, ↑outcry, ↑call, ↑yell, ↑shout, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • war cry — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms war cry : singular war cry plural war cries a loud shout made by soldiers before or during a battle to frighten the enemy or to encourage their own side …   English dictionary

  • war cry — cry of a battle, trumpet sound indicating war …   English contemporary dictionary

  • war cry — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. slogan, rallying cry, call to arms, rally, watchword, battle cry, rebel yell, war whoop*; see also cheer 3 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A rallying term used by proponents of a cause: battle cry, call to arms, call to… …   English dictionary for students

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